Grow basil or die tryin

Do you see this plant?

I killed it.

It was about two months ago. I thought she was immortal. I thought I could just water as I pleased. Maybe not even put her out in the sun. Maybe she would grow herself  LIKE SHE’S SUPPOSED TO.

How did the basil survive before humans got Italian and/or snobby? Riddle me that and then I’ll explain why I don’t have a dog.



  1. Posted 08/02/2012 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Reply

    and i love that i got to be there to witness its composting power.

    • Posted 08/02/2012 at 10:23 AM | Permalink | Reply

      I started writing out the whole story but then it was just anticlimactic on paper. You know it’s not though.

  2. Posted 08/02/2012 at 12:44 PM | Permalink | Reply

    She needs more soil and sun :)

  3. Posted 08/04/2012 at 1:58 AM | Permalink | Reply

    I killed an aloe vera plant by over watering it every other day. Turns out you’re not supposed to water it that often. Whoops.

  4. Casie Huval
    Posted 08/06/2012 at 12:02 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I killed a succulent by never ever watering it because I was scared of over-watering it. I thought those were immortal too.

  5. Posted 08/07/2012 at 10:23 PM | Permalink | Reply

    “How did the basil survive before humans got Italian and/or snobby?”

    Every other sentence I read tonight is going to have to try very, very hard to top that.

    I’m still amazed that my great grandmother grew whole gardens while I was growing up (and before I even existed, of course), and likely still could, given half a chance. And yet it seems this is not a genetic trait. Maybe I should’ve tried harder to pick it up by osmosis. Or, you know, actually learn how to do such things.

    • Posted 08/08/2012 at 10:47 AM | Permalink | Reply

      I think I’ll give it another try. But seriously, who kills a basil??!!

      • Posted 08/08/2012 at 8:11 PM | Permalink

        Maybe it was that basil who was snobby. Or a rebel. Or it had a death wish and refused to go on any longer. Basically, I’m saying we blame the basil.

  6. Corley
    Posted 08/11/2012 at 9:39 AM | Permalink | Reply

    Gardening tip: the pot the nursery put it in is never big enough. You must re-pot. Also, you might want to look into self-watering containers. You still have to add the water, but less often.

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